8/26: Preparing for the Home Coming Parade!
To get everything completed in a timely manor, club members split into groups to divide and conquer the tasks at hand. One group worked on the art club banner for the parade. With the background completed the a week before, they stenciled out "DREAM CREATE INSPIRE" and painted black around it. Another group worked on posters. One group made a poster for the grand marshall, another for our homecoming candidate Sammy Ward, another, general art club posters to walk with. Those members who remained, worked on individual signs to be held with paint sticks. All signs followed the homecoming theme "words to live by"
10/3: Swipe Art Painting
At the meeting after school on october 3rd, we experimented with a new style of painting called "swipe painting." Asimple and abstract way of painting. It was a great creative exercise. To make these paintings, art club members put drops of paint of whatever color they chose directly onto the paper. Once the desired amount of paint was on the poster size paper, members used a square of cardboard, pressed the edges onto the paper and moved it across the surface, dragging the paint with it. Each member was able to create 2-3 paintings. All very unique and creative!
10/17: Paper Flowers
At this weeks Art Club meeting, members finished making their paper flowers to put on display in the school. Unifinished works went home to be returned later in the week. The selling of Art Club t-shirts and hoodies opened up, deisgned with the same words from our homecoming banner, "DREAM, CREATE, INSPIRE" with red white and blue paint splatter int the letters. Members can purchase the shirts for $15 and hoodies for $30.
10/24: Pumpkin Master Paintings
For this meeting, Art Club members painted pumpkins for Halloween. The artworks used for the pumpkins were chosen by teachers and staff who wished to purchase one. There were not enough pumpkins for each member to paint their own, so members got into groups and worked together on the pumpkins. Memebers had an hour to complete their pumpkins to the best of their ability. pumpkins were unique and the rendering of the master work was well executed for the time constraints.
11/7: Succulent Oil Pastels
Members began working on oil pastel drawings. Each member was given a printout of a succulent to use as reference for their drawing. After watching a short demonstration of techniques, members grabbed pastels in the colors they needed and got to work. After an hour, members had made a lot of progress and displayed the works on the board!
11/14: Kentucky Painting
This week, club members had the option of continuing their work with oil pastels from last week, or working with paint. Most of those members who hadn't finished their succulent last week opted to finish it. The rest got a sheet of paper, a Kentucky state stencil, paint, and Q-tips. Members had the option of placing the paint inside or around the stencil. Paint was applied with the Q-tips, creating a dotted/pop art look.
11/28: Preparing Supplies
The last meeting of November, club members prepared supplies for the Ornament Extravaganza. Preparations included making cut-outs and shaping other materials for different stations, 10 different ornaments. The demand was high, needing 5-10 cut outs ready in an hour but members stepped up and got the job done.
12/2: ORNAMENT EXTRAVAGANZA
Art Club held it's annual fundraising Ornament Extravaganza! Members were stationed at eight different table to assist kids creating craft ornaments. Their were 10 different stations for kids to visit, the event ran from 2-4:30 and was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out in support or to help!
Art Club Shirt and Hoodie orders are here!